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Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study

...en criticized for creating demand for services and failing to present balanced information, but no one seemed to be turning the same critical eye on ads from academic medical centers," said Dr. Robin Larson, instructor in medicine at DMS and lead author of the study. The study, published in the March 28 iss...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...y help stop the cascade that ultimately leads to a failing heart. He's focusing his studies on adolescents because of mounting evidence, from centers such as the Georgia Prevention Institute, that cardiovascular disease and related conditions such as high blood pressure begin in youth. Using a hypertension m...

Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows

...cine. "First, it shows that even older adults with failing physical health can be successfully treated for depression. Second, it shows that treating the depression also helps slow the physical decline." Dr. Callahan is director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and principal author of the...

New data on Orqis Medical's Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC

...ue "rest to recovery" environment that enables the failing heart to rest as it continues to function. It repr... more invasive blood pumps, which either force the failing heart to work harder, or rest it to the point where it begins to atrophy. "The patients we analyzed ...

Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified

...cribing drugs that interacted with each other, and failing to watch closely for drug side effects. Adverse events were less commonly associated with errors in drug dispensing and administration. All told, the data translates to a combined rate of nearly 10 adverse drug events per month for every 100 reside...

HIV infection still on the rise

Preventive measures are failing to stem the rising rate of HIV infection, warn two senior doctors in an editorial in this week's BMJ. An estimated 38 million people worldwide, including over 2 million children, are now infected with HIV, and a record 4.8 million became infected in ...

Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'

...earchers have found substantial energy deficits in failing hearts. The findings, published in the January 18...surements of the CK supply in normal, stressed and failing human hearts. Other team members include Robert G. Weiss, M.D., and Gary Gerstenblith, M.D., both i...

Yale cardiovascular researcher named Bayer Fellow 2004-05

...ssion and translocation to the cell surface in the failing heart. He also studies the role of the metabolic stress protein, AMP-activated protein kinase, and mitochondrial uncoupling proteins in the regulation of carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism, and protection against oxidative stress and cell death. ...

Rotary blood pump shows promise for pediatric patients

...tively set out to discover other ways to support a failing heart to allow more time for recovery. The article relays how the efficacy and safety of VADs were demonstrated in numerous trials along the way. After 50 years of use, VADs are still considered to be in their infancy, but today, the technology has...

The Lancet calls for creation of Int'l Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies

...IKz">German. The international community is failing to coordinate and strategically plan aid for the tsunami-struck regions of south Asia, comments this week's editorial in THE LANCET. The devastation wreaked by the south-Asian tsunami has kick-started an unprecedented global response and led to unres...

Few Americans are aware they have chronic kidney disease

... or other health professional that you had weak or failing kidneys (excluding kidney stones, bladder infectio...hy adult) reported being told they had weakened or failing kidneys. Awareness was low in all but the most severe stages of kidney disease. Women with moderatel...

Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease

... or other health professional that you had weak or failing kidneys (excluding kidney stones, bladder infectio...hy adult) reported being told they had weakened or failing kidneys. Awareness was low in all but the most severe stages of kidney disease. Women with moderatel...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... endangered by their place on the front lines of a failing health care system. The report also projects that the patient-centered New Model of care, with its emphasis on electronic health records and primary care, would lead to improved quality of care for patients and significant savings for the U.S. healt...

Jefferson scientists use gene therapy to rescue failing hearts in animals

...on Medical College have used gene therapy to bring failing rat hearts back to normal. Scientists led by Walt...o insert the gene for a protein called S100A1 into failing rat hearts. "In contrast to other gene therapy strategies geared to overexpressing a gene," says Dr....

Parents failing to recognise obesity in their children

Many parents are failing to recognise obesity and overweight problems in their children, according to a study on bmj.com today. Researchers surveyed the parents of 277 children and found that only a quarter recognised when their offspring were overweight. Where children ...

Testosterone patch will test FDA's decision making

...g has caused concern among some sex researchers by failing to state that in absolute terms, the patch may only increase sexual activity by one "episode," or less, per month. Although an increase of one sexual episode a month may be of value clinically to some women, this is overshadowed by serious doubts a...

Study finds mental health needs of older adults substantially underserved

...or improving the current delivery system. "We are failing our nation's elderly population when it comes to meeting their mental health needs, which are often undetected and under-treated" said Karlin. Unfortunately, under-treatment of mental health problems in later life leads to profound social, economic,...

HIV 'higher than expected' among London's drug users

...res. The authors argue that current drug policy is failing to protect this high risk group from bloodborne viruses. Innovative strategies are required to change behaviour and to deliver health education messages and harm reduction strategies early enough to make a difference, they conclude....

Implanted defibrillators cut heart patients death risk, some more than others

NEW ORLEANS -- Implanted devices that can shock a failing heart back into regular rhythm do an excellent job of keeping patients alive, two new University of Michigan studies find. The research also suggests that doctors may be able to categorize their patients according to their individual risk factors, t...

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awards UT Southwestern $12 million to continue Dallas Heart Study

...lity to produce heart cells in the lab to repair a failing heart Discovery of chemical signals needed for normal heart development, as well as signals involved in abnormal growth of the heart, which may lead to new drugs to prevent heart failure Discovery of genes that protect the body from bad cholesterol...

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